ICB Fall 2013: Pared Down, But Styled Up

Prabal Gurung is having a big week. His Target collaboration launched in a very big way; his military-inspired main collection was a hit, and today he showed his designs for ICB on the runway for the first time.
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Prabal Gurung is having a big week. His Target collaboration launched in a very big way; his military-inspired main collection was a hit, and today he showed his designs for ICB on the runway for the first time.
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Prabal Gurung is having a big week. His Target collaboration launched in a very big way; his military-inspired main collection was a hit, and today he showed his designs for ICB on the runway for the first time.

The line, which debuted for fall 2012 and was shown last season on KCD's Digital Fashion Shows platform, stands for International Concept Brand. It's owned by Japanese manufacturing company Onward Kashiyama, which also owns Jil Sander and J Press to name a few, and has distribution and licensing agreements with Donna Karan, Calvin Klein and other big names.

Gurung, who we're pretty sure can do no wrong--especially given the varied nature of the collections he presented this week--showed a strong assortment of chic, salable, truly cold weather-appropriate wares that we could see many girls coveting for fall.

Last season, Gurung called ICB "a stepping stone to what I have to offer in my main collection" and that is definitely what we saw this season. Fur-accented coats were there but in simpler silhouettes and more neutral color palettes, as were fur snoods, cowl neck sweaters, and leather skirts and dresses.

While the very Prabal-esque fluttery skirts and dresses were fine, definitely count his outerwear among this week's many great and desirable offerings.

The show also featured lessons in cool-girl styling: skirts over pants, short jackets over longer jackets--proving that while the ICB girl may not quite be ready for Prabal's more complicated main collection, she still has a ton of innate style.

Photos: IMAXtree